Doubters drove RG3 to elevate game

Once-overlooked QB improved across the board during stellar senior season

Originally Published: April 19, 2012
By Sharon Katz and Adam Grigely | ESPN Stats & Information

Entering the 2011 college football season, draft analysts Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. each had three quarterbacks projected as first-round picks in the 2012 NFL draft: Andrew Luck, Matt Barkley and Landry Jones.

Robert Griffin III was on the outside looking in. Projected as a wide receiver prospect by many, including McShay, Griffin was criticized for his inaccurate deep ball and run-first mentality.

In response to McShay's preseason analysis, Griffin said in a radio interview ...

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